Gathering 2018: Diocesan Conference & 153rd Convention

Gathering 2018: Diocesan Conference & 153rd Convention

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Nov. 2-3, 2018


St. Stephen's Sewickley

You Give Them Something: Miraculous Expectation & Missionary Grace

gathering theme graphic 1 (1).pngAs we look at the needs in our relationships, neighborhoods and communities, our minds and hearts so often turn to our abilities and limitations compared to the size of the need. In Luke 9, Jesus consistently teaches and models a different approach that takes our “yeah, but” response and transforms it, focusing on Him as the source and His great desire and love for our neighbors.

A New Way To Do Convention

Explaining the Change

Every year on the first weekend of November, certain members of the diocese gather together to conduct business required by the constitution and canons. This business meeting is called "Convention," and about 175 people, clergy and laity are "delegates" who attend.

Last year, Bishop Jim Hobby shared a vision to expand this weekend event in two ways. First, he added workshops on topics of concern (in 2017, it was discipleship and prayer). Second, this addition of workshops allowed ALL the people of the diocese to be invited, especially lay people who would have no connection to the business portion.

The vision for this coming November weekend is...Read More